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The ancient ways of Wessex : travel and communication in an early medieval landscape

Author: Alex Langlands
Publisher: Oxford : Windgather Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highly accessible but detailed account of the everyday workings of the early medieval landscape of Wessex through the pathways trodden over a millennium ago.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Langlands
ISBN: 1911188518 9781911188513
OCLC Number: 1104299287
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm
Contents: List of figures and tablesAcknowledgementsIntroduction PART 1: LITERATURE REVIEW 1. The landscape of routes and communications2. Travellers and journeys3. From emporia to markets: trade networks in Wessex PART 2: THE CASE STUDIES 4. A note on the evidence: Anglo-Saxon charters and Ordnance Survey maps5. Hampshire6. Devon7. Dorset8. Wiltshire PART 3: DISCUSSION 9. Roman roads, wayside markers and gates10. Bridges, herepaths, trade routes and the king's peace Conclusion: Wessex and the early medieval world beyondAppendixAbbreviationsBibliography
Responsibility: Alexander Langlands.

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